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[Protista] Marine Virology Postdoc available: please advertise.

Willie Wilson via protista%40net.bio.net (by wwilson from bigelow.org)
Wed Oct 10 16:39:38 EST 2007

Dear Colleagues,
Please advertise this marine virology postdoc I have available at Bigelow.
If you know anyone who may be interested please forward it to them.  Sorry
for any cross-postings.  If you want to post it in your department let me
know and I will send you a more colorful version!
Kind Regards
Willie Wilson

PostDoc in Marine Molecular Biology / Virology

A new NSF-funded postdoctoral position at the Bigelow Laboratory for Marine
Sciences offers an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist the exciting
opportunity to work with us in a cutting edge, globally important and
technologically advanced research area of marine genomics.  Bigelow is an
international center of excellence for microbial oceanography and holds the
world's largest collection of phytoplankton cultures.  Bigelow's research
portfolio places particular emphasis on the use of molecular and
post-genomic tools to understand the role of marine viruses in microbially
driven biogeochemical processes. 
A Marine Molecular Biologist / Virologist is sought to develop and utilize a
virus oligo-microarray from a recently sequenced marine algal virus.
Transcription profiles from the virus and host genomes will be generated
during in vitro and in situ infection experiments to look at the role of
nutrient availability on infection.  A single-cell genomics approach will
also be developed to look at diversity of viruses from single infected cells
from environmental samples.  The candidate will be expected to participate
in shore-based fieldwork in Norway (1-month).  There may also be research
cruise opportunities in the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean therefore
you must be willing to work flexible hours at sea, if required.
We are looking for a research scientist interested in the role of viruses in
marine ecosystems.  Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent in either:
virology, microbiology, molecular ecology and/or post-genomic technologies.
Working experience of bioinformatics software will be a definite advantage.
The appointment is a fixed-term position (up to 3 years).  Informal
inquiries can be made to Willie Wilson (wwilson from bigelow.org).
Send application, to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and
contact information of three referees, via email to: jmckown from bigelow.org or
by post to: John McKown, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, P.O. B. 475,
West Boothbay Harbor, ME  04575 (tel: 207-633-9600).  Review of applications
will start in the week beginning November 19th, 2007.  The search will
continue until the position is filled.  Bigelow Laboratory is an equal
opportunity employer.

Dr Willie Wilson
Senior Research Scientist
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
180 McKown Point Road
POB 475
Maine 04575
Phone: (207)633-9666 (Office)
(207)633-9600 (switchboard)
Fax: (207)633-9641
EMail: wwilson from bigelow.org

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